Colonial Teresa is a cozy place

Homestay in El Tivoli - Santiago de Cuba City, Cuba

About the Homestay

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It is an old colonial house in the popular quarter EL TIVOLI (Santiago de Cuba) in a quiet street. The room we rent is private and on the first floor. It has a terrace and a rooftop terrace with views over the old city and the habour. We also have a garage.
Your room includes a new confortable doublebed, aircon, fridge, hot water and a private bathroom.
Teresa is a native Cuban, born and raised in Santiago. As your host, Teresa cleans, provides laundry service, arranges taxi services, and can assist visitors with just about any Cuba travel arrangements. She also offers, on your wish, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
ALL meals are NOT included in the room rate!

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 180 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

1 room
From $533 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Casa Colonial Teresa is just 3 minutes away from the legendary Casa de Las Traditiones, and 6 minutes from the famous ESCALINATA de Padre Pico.
The Center (Park Cespedes, Casa de la Trova) is a 10 - 15 minute walk.
To the trainstation or to the busterminal you pay about 6 cuc for the taxi; to the airport about 11 cuc.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

(ALL meals are not included in the roomrate)

Feel like at home!!!

Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.

5 Reviews

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    Heiko was an amazing host, I had previously been to Cuba but didnt go the Homestay route, I had previously chose a hhotel.My experience with Homestay makes it my primary and most likely choice for all my future visits. Not only were they my hosts but they were also my guides to Cuba. Heiko and her family have to be the most pleasant person of all Cuba. Not only did they provide breakfast lunch and dinner but they offered a private room equipped with a bathroom and room, but also a nice terrace with a gorgeous view. It was by far my most wonderful experience.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Heiko in ,

    I am happy that you had a great time in Santiago!!

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    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    May 2017

    Great location, 10 minutes walk to historical town, taxi for 5 CUC to bus terminal and 10 CUC to airport, room is independent, located on the roof and confortable though no adequate storing space for suitcase or clothes. Curtains bars need to be fixed properly too. All working well, fan, (old) AC and hot shower! Theresa is a very friendly and lively person.

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    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    March 2017

    Nette, hilfsbereite Familie, mit der man sich gut unterhalten kann. Wir konnten uns super verständigen, nicht nur auf Spanisch, sondern auch auf Deutsch, Heiko ist nämlich Deutscher. Zentrale, ruhige Lage mitten in Tivoli, Santiago ist an sich eigentlich eher laut. Ausreichend Platz mit eigener Veranda, außerdem ist eine Terrasse mit schönem Ausblick vorhanden. Sehr nette, kommunikative und aufgeschlossene Nachbarschaft.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2017

    Really nice, comfortable and independent room with its own balcony and a rooftop terrace, with great view. In a great location just 10’ from Parque Cespedes, Cathedral, Diego Velazquez casa, José Antonio Saco street and other important sites of the city. Really tasty, freshly made and on time breakfast and meals. Great people, willing to help you, always smiling and keeping you good company. It was a pleasure to meet them! Thank you for your hospitality! We'll be back for sure. Saludos a todos!!
    *The viazul station is not far away but you’ll need a taxi. They should ask you no more than 4-5 cuc. If you visit Cementerio Santa Ifigenia the price should be 5-6 cuc. Always negotiate the price with taxi drivers.
    **Remember that you are in Cuba and it's an everyday struggle for people there to find goods (which for most people around the world are standard) just to please you. So give them unconditionally your most beautiful smile and say "thank you"!

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    December 2016

    This Casa is in a fabulous location, being only a 10 minute stroll from the centre of Santiago de Cuba. The room is up some stairs, away from the main house and is very private. Outside of the room are 2 terraces, which are great for sunbathing and looking out over the city and to the sea. The room itself was clean and bright. Air con was good, and the fridge was stocked with soft drinks and beer. The bed was fine, but the mattress could have done with replacing. Theresa was very welcoming, and we managed to communicate even with her limited English. She organised a beautiful 50's Plymouth to take us to the airport at the end of our stay.

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When do I pay?

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